Feb 2006

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Shoreline
edited by Elaine Lembo
Dufour at 40, marine artist Bob Kessel, Lake Ontario's Main Duck Island, and more

The Treble Clef Ensign
On Watch by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
The Treble Clef Ensign opens many doors throughout the cruising world

Closing the Circle with Neptune's Approval
Letter from Aventura by Jimmy Cornell
Jimmy Cornell, a three-time circumnavigator and the father of the latter-day cruising rally, closes yet another circle

If Memory Serves Me . . .
Passage Notes by Dan Welch
He'd met a world of characters, but what are their names?

When Tubs Fly
Sailor Profile by Mark Pillsbury
For Will Brennan, Hurricane Katrina gives new meaning to "boat launching"

Bean There
People and Food by Geraldine Foley
They celebrated Cape Horn with a comforting corn chowder

An Hourglass Afternoon
Under Way by Susan B. Johnson
In mid-Atlantic, their trusty spinnaker inspires an hourglass afternoon

Culo de Pollo in Cocos Banderos
Log of Ithaka by Bernadette Bernon
A sudden squall shakes up their San Blas routine

FEATURES

Wanderers in Search of the Albatross
by Thies Matzen
Circumnavigators sail for South Georgia, deep in the South Atlantic, to explore the homeland of the birds who "made the breeze to blow"

Loaded for Bear
by Herb McCormick
On hand for the 100th running of the venerable Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii, CW's editor has ample time to sort out fact from fiction

Cold Comfort
by Tucker Thompson
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays this homeboy from traversing his native Chesapeake waters right through the year's coldest months

Dancing Barefoot Through Winter
Yacht Style by Tim Murphy
A crewed charter aboard a fast Catana 581 is the magic-carpet ride through Guadeloupe for a gang of old pals and new sailors

HANDS-ON SAILOR

New Dance with an Old Partner
Step-by-Step Refit: This former BOC skipper rekindles an old flame with a treasured Cal 40
by Mark Schrader

A Conspiracy of Wind and Current
Seamanship by Eric J. Heller
A little current can have a mighty big effect on the waves running through it

The Accountant's Guide to Backyard Boatbuilding
Projects by Fraser Petrie
Backyard boatbuilding couldn't be more than a simple case of project management. Right?

A Shorthanded Solution
Boathandling by Mark Bennett
Even today, sheet-to-tiller self-steering is an alternative to windvanes and autopilots

Time to Measure Up
Boat Buying by Michel Savage
Shaking off a dim legacy, the surveying profession has taken it up a notch

A Diesel-Engine Q. & A.
Maintenance by Steve D'Antonio
A technowizard answers your most burning questions about the iron beast in your bilge

REVIEWS

Intelligent Cruising Design
Boat Test by Jeremy McGeary
Meet the Tartan 3400: BOTY's Best Production Cruiser 31 to 36 Feet in 2006

Spacious Coastal Capsule
Boat Review by Jeremy McGeary
The Hunter 31 is designed for entry-level sailors or for those who want to simplify

Sea Food for Thought
Boat Review by Nim Marsh
The French-built Dufour 365 is full of seamanlike details

Confident Tripster
Classic Plastic by Virginia Gibson
The Sabre 38 Mark I is an ideal coastal cruiser and an able offshore escape pod

Sailing's Unsung Heroes
New Products by Mark Pillsbury
A gasoline genset, a portable fridge, a bilge monitor, and a macerating head

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